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ArtViva The Original & Best Walking Tours

Santa Maria degli Scalzi | Ponte Scalzi Venezia, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 309 6222
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Our specially-designed tours and wonderful expert guides bring the history of Venice to life in a fascinating & enjoyable way. Our gondola tours cover more of Venice than any others. We offer marvellous introductions to St Mark's, the Doge's Palace and the magnificence of Venice, whilst our Grand Canal tour features heart-stopping views, film locations, grand palaces, intrigue, scandal & more!
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Santa Maria degli Scalzi | Ponte Scalzi Venezia, 30135 Venice, Italy
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"gondola tour"
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"doge's palace"
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"excellent guide"
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"near the train station"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlights of Venice - Argentina excellent guide, best guide ever! Thank you for all the suport with the Romanian group.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

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Thank Danni M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had an informative and insightful small group tour of the Doges palace made even more pleasant by the vivacious Barbara.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

What a day! Lara did a great job and we had a private gondola tour! We had arrived that morning and it was a great way to deal with our jet lag! Although it was a full day, it was well worth it! We also...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Brenda was a fantastic and informative guide. Great Stories about Florence's history and well paced tour.

Thank Molly M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We did both the Original Gondola and Original Walking Tours and were very disappointed. The guide for the gondola tour was okay but I think if we had just hired our a gondola on our own we would have had so much more fun. As...More

Thank Lyn8295
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Artviva, Manager at ArtViva The Original & Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Lyn8295, Thanks for your feedback. It's important to always improve- but we have no record of if you did tours with us, when you did the tours with us, and therefore if you did the tour with us, who the guides were. In order...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We have taken four of their Venice tours in the past and chose to take the grand canal tour again. It was well worth it as the route was somewhat different and the guide was outstanding. It really gives you a sense of the central...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The tour started out very sand and enjoyable but after our 10:30 break, around 30-40 people joined our tour of 20 people. During the tour of Doges Palace someone in the group got separated from us and the leader didn't realize it and didn't seem...More

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Artviva, Manager at ArtViva The Original & Best Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Psysuz, Thanks for your review, but you have obviously written a review for another company by mistake. Our company Artviva has since 1996 only done small groups. Our group size in Venice for our Doges Palace tour is on average around 6 persons. You...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

When we were in Italy, we took four tours through Artviva: three from Florence and one in Venice. They were each outstanding. Smart, friendly, adept tour guides led us around. And, friendly, helpful office staff helped us navigate the booking process (even before we arrived,...More

Thank StephanieJean5326
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Upon our arrival to Venice we took an hour long motorboat tour of the old city. It was a small tour with only 7 of us in the boat which made it less intimidating. It gave us good landmarks to orient to as we spent...More

Thank Kayti M
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Shorts are fine, so long as they cover the tops of the knees. If not, you can cover up by wrapping a scarf around your legs. Some churches will have wraps (usually for sale) to cover up. Don't forget, you'll also need your... More
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